Staff Favorites: Curriculum

No two homeschools are alike. In fact, no two homeschoolers are alike, and so we've made lists (something we like to do around here) to give you an idea of some of the options and possibilities. These reflect both the actual experiences of past and present employees, as well as their future plans concerning any progeny they may have.

Each list includes both favorite materials of the particular employee in question, and a brief biographical sketch of their homeschool background. Jon got to do co-operative unit studies; Eli used a variety of curriculum options; Hadley was an Omnibus guinea pig; Joseph participated in living history; and Caleb is just the weird one.

If you sometimes wonder how these 20- and 30-something guys know so much about homeschool curriculum (or you wonder why you should trust them), part of the answer is that they spend all their time looking at it and talking to people about it, but the other part is that they've had personal experience with a lot of it and understand how it works, why it works (or not), and which students it's best suited for.

Of course, you may disagree with our assessments. We aren't infalllible. Also, we like to hear when customers disagree with us because it gives us a more nuanced view of particular strengths and weaknesses a program might have, as well as pointing out misunderstandings we have. So, talk to us; we don't bite, and we bark as little as possible.

That said, these aren't "this is the way these courses work" lists. They're informative in the sense that they show you where we're coming from as individuals, but they're suggestive in the sense that they offer options and maybe reveal strategies you haven't considered. Have fun looking through the materials and books we've selected, don't get lost, and let us know if you find them helpful in any way.

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100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum
by Cathy Duffy
from Broadman & Holman
for Preschool-Adult
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: P1A)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum
by Cathy Duffy
from Grove Publishing
for Preschool-Adult
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: P1A)
$16.50
102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum
by Cathy Duffy
from Grove Publishing
for Preschool-Adult
in Practical Home Schooling (Location: P1A)
All Through the Ages
by Christine Miller
3rd edition from Nothing New Press
World History Reference for All grades
All Through the Ages
by Christine Miller
2nd edition from Nothing New Press
World History Reference for All grades
$12.50 (1 in stock)
Ancient Civilizations & the Bible - True Tales CDs
by Diana Waring
3rd edition from Diana Waring Presents
History Curriculum for 1st-10th grade
in Diana Waring History Revealed (Location: F5F-GEO)
Art of Fiction
by John Gardner
from Vintage Classics
for 9th-Adult
in Writing Reference (Location: D9D-WRI)
$14.95 $9.00 (1 in stock)
Augustus Caesar's World
by Genevieve Foster
from Beautiful Feet Books
Non-fiction for 7th-10th grade
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks
in Ancient Rome (Location: G1E-HIS)
$18.66 $12.50 (2 in stock)
Biblical Economics
by R. C. Sproul, Jr.
from Tolle Lege Press
for 11th-Adult
in Economics Resources (Location: F1C-ECO)
$16.00
Brightest Heaven of Invention
by Peter Leithart
from Canon Press
for 10th-Adult
in Shakespeare Materials (Location: E5B-LIT)
$21.00
Christian History Made Easy
Rose Bible Basics
by Timothy Paul Jones
from Rose Publishing
for 9th-Adult
in Church History Overviews (Location: J)
$14.99
Christian Theology and Ancient Polytheism
by Marcia Brim
from Brimwood Press
for 6th-12th grade
in Tools for Young Historians (Location: I-WOR)
Church in History
by B. K. Kuiper
2nd edition from Eerdmans
Church History Reference for 9th-Adult
in Church History Overviews (Location: J)
$30.00
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
by Edgar & Ingri D'Aulaire
from Yearling
Greek Mythology for 4th-8th grade
in Ancient Greece (Location: G1D-HIS)
$15.99
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
by Lynne Truss
from Gotham Books
Grammar Reference for 9th-Adult
in Writing Reference (Location: D9D-WRI)
$15.00
Elements of Style
by William Strunk & E. B. White
4th edition from Allyn and Bacon
Writing Handbook for 9th-12th grade
in Writing Reference (Location: D9D-WRI)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Everlasting Man
by G. K. Chesterton
from Ignatius Press
History/Philosophy for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: NLIT7-20)
$11.96
Fallacy Detective - Workbook Edition
by Hans & Nathaniel Bluedorn
Workbook from Christian Logic
for 6th-10th grade
in Christian Logic (Location: A1A-LOG)
$21.25
For Instruction in Righteousness
by Pam Forster
3rd edition from Doorposts
in Doorposts Materials (Location: I-CHA)
$26.00
George Washington's World
by Genevieve Foster
from Beautiful Feet Books
History Reference/Biography for 7th-10th grade
1942 Newbery Honor Book
in American Revolution (1765-1783) (Location: G3D-HIS)
$18.66
Harold Jacobs Elementary Algebra - DVD Package
from Master Books
for 8th-10th grade
in Harold Jacobs Mathematics (Location: B3D-MAT)
$239.37
History Lives - Set
by Mindy & Brandon Withrow
from Christian Focus Publications
for 5th-9th grade
in Church History for Kids (Location: J)
$34.97 (1 in stock)
History of the American People
by Paul Johnson
from HarperCollins
for 11th-Adult
$20.99 $14.00 (1 in stock)
How to be Your Own Selfish Pig
by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
from Summit Ministries
for 6th-9th grade
in Summit Worldview Curriculum (Location: I-WOR)
Introduction to Philosophy
by Peter K. McInerney
from HarperCollins
for 9th-Adult
Introductory Logic DVD Package
by James Nance & Doug Wilson
5th edition from Canon Press
for 8th-10th Grade
in Introductory & Intermediate Logic (Location: A1A-LOG)
Invitation to the Classics
by Louise Cowan & Os Guinness
from Baker Books
for 11th-Adult
in Recommended Book Lists (Location: E5A-LIT)
$15.00 (1 in stock)
Know What You Believe
by Paul E. Little
5th edition from InterVarsity Press
for 9th-12th grade
$16.00
Know Why You Believe
by Paul E. Little
4th edition from InterVarsity Press
for 9th-Adult
$16.00
Life of Fred: Before High School Set
by Stanley F. Schmidt
from Polka Dot Publishing
for 5th-8th grade
in Life of Fred Math (Location: B1A-MAT)
$106.25
Lively Art of Writing
by Lucile Vaughan Payne
from Mentor Books
Writing Reference for 10th-Adult
in Writing Reference (Location: D9D-WRI)
$6.99
Merriam-Webster Dictionary
7th edition from Merriam-Webster
for 9th-Adult
in Dictionaries (Location: I-REF)
$7.50
Miniatures and Morals
by Peter Leithart
from Canon Press
for 9th-Adult
in British Literature Curriculum (Location: E4F-LIT)
$13.50 $9.00 (1 in stock)
Mr. Pipes Series
by Doug Bond
from Christian Liberty Press
for 5th-8th grade
in History of Hymns (Location: J)
Painless American Government
by Jeffrey Strausser
from Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
for 6th-9th grade
in Government & Civics Curriculum (Location: F1B-CIV)
$9.99 $7.00 (1 in stock)
Reader's Guide
by Dr. Christopher Perrin & Leslie Rayner
from Classical Academic Press
for Kindergarten-12th
in Recommended Book Lists (Location: E5A-LIT)
$5.95
Romans, Reformers, Revolutionaries - True Tales CDs
by Diana Waring
3rd edition from Diana Waring Presents
History Curriculum for 5th-12th grade
in Diana Waring History Revealed (Location: F5F-GEO)
Rose Book of Bible Charts 2
by Rose Publishing
from Rose Publishing
for 9th-Adult
in Bible Geography and Surveys (Location: J2C-BIB)
$29.99
Rose Book of Bible Charts 3
by Rose Publishing
from Rose Publishing
for 9th-Adult
in Bible Geography and Surveys (Location: J2C-BIB)
$25.00
Rose Book of Bible Charts, Maps & Time Lines
by Rose Publishing
from Rose Publishing
for 9th-Adult
in Bible Geography and Surveys (Location: J2C-BIB)
$29.99
Spell to Write and Read - Core Kit
by Wanda Sanseri
from Back Home Industries
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Spell to Write and Read (Location: C3A-PHO)
$89.25
Startwrite 6.0
6th edition from Start Write
for K-6th grade
in Handwriting Resources (Location: C1C-HAN)
$39.95
Story of Philosophy
by Will Durant
2nd edition from Pocket Books
for 9th-Adult
in History of Philosophy (Location: J)
$9.99 $6.00 (1 in stock)
Streams of Civilization Volume One
by Albert Hyma & Mary Stanton
3rd edition from Christian Liberty Press
for 8th-10th grade
in CLP History (Location: F4E-HIS)
$39.95
Streams of Civilization Volume One - Teacher Manual
by Albert Hyma & Mary Stanton
3rd edition from Christian Liberty Press
for 8th-10th grade
in CLP History (Location: F4E-HIS)
$10.75
Streams of Civilization Volume One - Tests
by Albert Hyma & Mary Stanton
3rd edition from Christian Liberty Press
for 8th-10th grade
in CLP History (Location: F4E-HIS)
$5.25
Streams of Civilization Volume Two
by Robert Clouse, Richard Pierard & Garry Moes
7th printing from Christian Liberty Press
for 11th-12th grade
in CLP History (Location: F4E-HIS)
$39.95
Style
by Joseph M. Williams
from University of Chicago
Writing Reference for 9th-12th grade
in Writing Reference (Location: D9D-WRI)
$13.00
Teaching Writing: Structure and Style (old)
Institute for Excellence in Writing
from Institute for Excellence in Writing
Writing Curriculum for 2nd-10th grade
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks
$50.00 (2 in stock)
Teaching Writing: Structure and Style - Binder & DVDs
Institute for Excellence in Writing
2nd edition from Institute for Excellence in Writing
Writing Curriculum for 2nd-10th grade
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks
in IEW Excellence in Writing (Location: D6A-WRI)
$189.00
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